July 15, 1948 - May 17, 2016
Fredrick "Freddie" Joseph Wright, Sr., 67, of Bristol, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was a life long resident of Bristol, VA and was a son of the late Helen Terry Wright. A U.S. Marine, Freddie served his country in Vietnam. He retired from the Ball Corporation after 30 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel in Bristol. He was a positive influence to all that knew him and touched the lives of his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Kay Wright; one son, Joe Wright and his wife, Amanda, of Pinehurst, NC; one daughter, Cindy Kirpan of Bristol, VA; eight grandchildren, Grayson, James, Abigail, Reed, Jennifer, Julia, Ella, and Avy; four sisters, Mary Worley, Linda Rickman, Betty Mumpower, and Katie Martin; five brothers, Jim Wright, William Wright, Jack Wright, Johnny Wright, and Charlie Wright; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, VA. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm Sunday at Fellowship Chapel with Pastor Scott Price officiating. The committal service and entombment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, TN with the U.S. Marines conducting military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be T.J. McMurray, Matthew McMurray, Tylor O'Dell, Travis Brown, Roger Owens, Jimmie Owens, Brian Owens, and Jed Owens, . Honorary Pallbearers will be Chuck Mumpower, John Nickens, Mark Worley, Tony O'Dell, and Rick Owens. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 89367, Tampa, FL 33689 or to the Raceway Ministry at Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett St., Bristol, VA 24201.
Fredrick "Freddie" Joseph Wright, Sr., 67, of Bristol, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was a life long resident of Bristol, VA and was a son of the late Helen... View Obituary & Service Information
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